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Director of Operations

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
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Paediatric, Children's centres
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Director of Operations

Competitive Salary

Are you passionate about helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world?

As the UK’s leading children’s communication charity, I CAN strives to ensure that all children develop the communication skills they need to succeed. We are a truly influential voice for children and families. Established over 125 years ago, we have built our reputation on being groundbreaking and on recognising a need and doing something very practical to meet it. We want to play our part in achieving a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential and where no child is left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.

At a pivotal phase in our development, we are seeking an experienced Director of Operations to lead a new directorate. We are bringing together all Speech and Language Advisors and project support staff into a single team, reporting to the Director of Operations. You will be responsible for building and leading the team, and provide strategic leadership for I CAN’s ambitious new programme of work. Our aim is to grow our income in order to increase our reach to more children and young people with SLCN. As an Executive Director of I CAN, you will work collaboratively with the Senior Management Team and contribute to the overall strategy of the charity.

We are looking for a credible and influential leader who is comfortable engaging with and influencing key stakeholders in our field. With your professional roots in speech and language therapy, you will also have significant experience and knowledge of securing, nurturing and maximising the impact of partnership relationships and a track record of delivering large programmes of work to a high standard and in partnership with other organisations. Most importantly, you will share our commitment to ensuring we continue to make a positive impact on the lives and potential of thousands of children and young people with SLCN.

For further details please click on ‘Apply’ or an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Joanna Thornton on (0207 426 3972) or Mark Bate (0113 205 6288).
Closing date is Monday 11th February 2019

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Tel: 020 7843 2522
Contact: I CAN

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